Another week, another Mega Man

For a second week running there isn’t much going on in the world of new Nintendo downloads. That’s as far as new releases are concerned at least – this week’s discounts, courtesy of Ubisoft, aren’t a bad little assortment.

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The Game Boy’s Mega Man 3 flies the flag for Virtual Console releases, arriving on 3DS for £3.59. If your mind needs a jog, this one saw Mega Man out to stop Dr. Wily from drilling into the earth’s core, bringing NES Mega Man 4’s ‘Mega Buster’ to the small screen for the first time.

Although it’s great to see Capcom re-releasing the Mega Man back catalogue, we wish they’d slow down slightly – we’ve seen so many over the past few months that the outright classics – such as Mega Man X – are getting lost amongst the not-so-classics.

Also on 3DS eShop this week: Me & My Pets 3D. The fact that it’s £24.99 would suggest that it’s also destined for retail at some point.

Those discounts from Ubisoft, then. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for £9.99 is the biggest price-drop of note, followed by Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist for the same price. We imagine that Just Dance 2014 also dropping to £9.99 might be of interest to some.

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Rabbids Land, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Assassin’s Creed III, ZombiU and Child of Light fall to £7.99 each. Child of Light is the best deal here – physical copies for the rest can be found for around the same price, or even slightly cheaper.

The spectacular Rayman Legends meanwhile receive a cut to £11.99. Or there’s The Smurfs 2 for £15.99, if you fancy throwing your money away for some incomprehensible reason.

All of the above discounts are available from this Thursday until 28th Aug.

The price-drops don’t end there. The apparently pretty good Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams falls to £7.79 for a week starting Thursday, while recent release Gravity Badgers goes from £4.99 to £3.49. Despite having a brilliant name, it would seem that it’s a bit on the mediocre side.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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